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Old 12-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #136
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To be honest, they're all fun, and only the carriage ride actually costs any money, so why not have a go at all of them if you've got time? Both of the musician acts are family friendly, so you won't have any trouble taking a 10 year old. The campfire will be operating when you are there, it's free apart from maybe buying a smores kit. All three are free for you to drop in for as long or short as you want.

The carriage ride is lovely, but costs $35 for a half-hour ride. Best to book it in advance.

For more info on all of these, see www.portorleans.org?sub_rec_recreation.htm.

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What would be a proper tip for the carriage driver?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:48 AM   #138
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thank you andrewilley for the info! I can't hardly wait to stay in the POFQ! Oh! one more thing! Does Port Orleans French Quarter is next door to the Port Orleans Riverside?
Yes, the two resorts are very close to each other (although you probably wouldn't realise it while you're inside either one). There's a lovely pathway alongside the Sassagoula River running between the two, which is a really nice walk - just 10-15 minutes walk from the door of one food court to the other.

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Andrewilley- We have an ADR at Boatwrights. do you know if the lounge (is there one?) is open before 5 PM?
The River Roost lounge (right next to Boatwright's) is never locked so you can take advantage of its comfy chairs whenever you like, and the bar itself is open from 4pm if you want to get a pre-meal cocktail.

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What would be a proper tip for the carriage driver?
Being a Brit I guess I'm probably not the best person to advise on US tipping but I'd have thought around $5 would be quite acceptable. I'm not sure if it is considered a tipping position though - I do know that the boat pilots and bus drivers aren't meant to accept tips.

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Being a Brit I guess I'm probably not the best person to advise on US tipping but I'd have thought around $5 would be quite acceptable. I'm not sure if it is considered a tipping position though - I do know that the boat pilots and bus drivers aren't meant to accept tips.
I had planned on tipping the driver $7 if he had been willing to take the tip.
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Yes, the two resorts are very close to each other (although you probably wouldn't realise it while you're inside either one). There's a lovely pathway alongside the Sassagoula River running between the two, which is a really nice walk - just 10-15 minutes walk from the door of one food court to the other.



The River Roost lounge (right next to Boatwright's) is never locked so you can take advantage of its comfy chairs whenever you like, and the bar itself is open from 4pm if you want to get a pre-meal cocktail.



Being a Brit I guess I'm probably not the best person to advise on US tipping but I'd have thought around $5 would be quite acceptable. I'm not sure if it is considered a tipping position though - I do know that the boat pilots and bus drivers aren't meant to accept tips.

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I have anything of this info! Thanks Andre! Oh! one more thing that i forgot! Does POFQ has tv in the check-in so the kids watch and the parents check-in! Oh! what time is check-in and Check-out! POFQ has the online reservation program too! Can we call disney reservations but i don't know the phone number! Can you help me Andre! Thanks!
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I have anything of this info! Thanks Andre! Oh! one more thing that i forgot! Does POFQ has tv in the check-in so the kids watch and the parents check-in! Oh! what time is check-in and Check-out! POFQ has the online reservation program too! Can we call disney reservations but i don't know the phone number! Can you help me Andre! Thanks!
Yes there is a TV for the kids at checkin, and coloring materials too.

Checkout is 11am, checkin is 3pm. Bags can be stored if you want to checkin earlier, but your room may not be ready until 3pm.

Yes, the online reservation system is available for all Disney hotels - and from January you're meant to be able to pre-checkin online too.

Disney reservations can be reached on 1-407-WDISNEY.


Hey, perhaps someone should write a FAQ about this resort, or a create website about the place?



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Yes there is a TV for the kids at checkin, and coloring materials too.

Checkout is 11am, checkin is 3pm. Bags can be stored if you want to checkin earlier, but your room may not be ready until 3pm.

Yes, the online reservation system is available for all Disney hotels - and from January you're meant to be able to pre-checkin online too.

Disney reservations can be reached on 1-407-WDISNEY.


Hey, perhaps someone should write a FAQ about this resort, or a create website about the place?



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Thanks for the info! andrewilley!
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My mom will call disney as soon as Possible! Oh! Thanks! Andre! OH! One more thing What is the name of the shop in the Port Orleans French Quarter!
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What would be a proper tip for the carriage driver?
We tipped our driver $10 and she accepted. We were actually rained out of our first ressie but were able to reschedule for another evening. We walked to POR from POFQ which only took about 10 minutes (with a 5-year old.) The carriage ride was lovely and the sound of the horseshoes on the pavement is extremely relaxing. Definitely worth it!
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OH! One more thing What is the name of the shop in the Port Orleans French Quarter!
Jackson Square Gifts and Desires.


I really don't mind answering all your questions, honest - but to save you some time they are mostly already covered in the FAQ in the first posting of this very thread, and also in more detail at www.portorleans.com.

Hope you all have a great time at POFQ

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Just came back from 5 days at Caribbean Beach Resort. Booked the Bounceback for September at the POFQ. So subscribing to this thread. I will start at the beginning once my Disney hangover is done.
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DH and I will be staying at POFQ for the first time from January 24th through the 31st....cannot wait. We have heard such great things, we are so excited!
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